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Professor John Mendoza, head advisor to the federal government on mental health, recently resigned his position, citing frustration at government inaction on one of Australia’s leading causes of death and disability.
The article below is abridged from a letter he sent to members of campaign groups GetUp! explaining his reasons for resigning.
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On June 18, I resigned my position as the head advisor to the government on mental health.